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Place of Safety Viability Assessment

Is your child at risk of immediate removal from birth? We believe, where possible babies should be kept with parents when safe to do so while an assessment takes place.

Our Place of Safety placement allows a mother and baby to stay at Dudley Lodge for a maximum of 10 days whilst waiting for a court hearing to decide the baby’s immediate future.

This service is free and prevents the emotional upset that separation creates and allows mother and baby to bond, an important process for a baby that promotes healthy attachment.

During your Place of Safety, we can complete a viability assessment to recommend whether or not you should remain for a residential assessment.

In order to attain a Place of Safety, your lawyer or solicitor must contact us to enquire and complete a referral form.

-        Not sure what a viability or residential assessment is? Read more about them Here.

For more information about Place of Safety or to enquire and complete a referral form contact us.